Everyone deserves a symphony.
CutTime® cooks ’em up HOT & FRESH.

Amazing classical music concerts take place in controlled settings for knowledgeable audiences. But what about everyone else? Where is there accessible, casual, interactive classical for the rest of us?

Now there’s CutTime, popping up across the country, bringing the fun of symphonic music into restaurants, clubs, homes, churches, schools, streets, offices, concert halls, fudge shops… anywhere.

Created by former-Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson, CutTime ensembles smarten up classical music to share the magic of familiar symphonic hits, funky-romantic new music, game-changing metaphors, collaborators and audience activities to make sense of them all for the broadest public. Some will then get hungry for the concert tradition.  It’s time we cut loose to classical music.

Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life.
– Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Music Critic

Robinson is bringing classical music to the masses— which may be one of the most challenging jobs in all of music.
Amy Haimerl, Crain’s Detroit Business

See CutTime swing on WDIV-TV.

  • Listen to symphonic music played as chamber music.
  • Hear beautiful new compositions that blend urban pop with classical styles.
  • Support a new future for classical music that complements the past tradition.